Alec Milius is young, smart, ambitious and comfortable with deceit. So when a chance encounter leads him to MI6, Alec thinks he's landed the perfect job for his talents. But working alone, relying on instinct, he's soon spinning a web of deception that has him caught between his new masters and powerful opponents. For in his new line of work the difference between the truth and a lie can be the difference between life and death. And Alec is having trouble telling them apart ...
A Spy by Nature is the calling card of a major new talent; compellingly told, utterly authentic and heart-racingly tense, it will grip you till the very last page.
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'A gripping tale of international espionage.' -- Financial News
'An intense study of the world of espionage. Cumming ventures calmly and collectedly into the spy's psyche.' -- Daily Mirror
'Gripping, exciting and deftly plotted...a book one would be seriously annoyed to put down.' -- Sunday Telegraph
'Plotting both plausible and persuasive, with horrors which mount stealthily behind a veneer of seemingly straightforward cloak-and-dagger games. Don't miss.' -- Literary Review
'Tautly written and believable...a complex tale of code words, betrayal of frienship, bluff and counterbluff...Cumming writes it like it is.' -- Mail on Sunday
Charles Cumming was born in Scotland in 1971. Author of the bestselling thrillers A Spy by Nature, The Hidden Man and most recently The Spanish Game.
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Book Description Penguin Books Canada, Limited, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140294767